Matthew 25:1-3

The Parable of the Ten Virgins

1 “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.
2 Five of them were foolish and five were wise.
3 The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them.

Matthew 25:1 in Other Translations

KJV
1 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
ESV
1 "Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom.
NLT
1 “Then the Kingdom of Heaven will be like ten bridesmaids who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom.
MSG
1 "God's kingdom is like ten young virgins who took oil lamps and went out to greet the bridegroom.
CSB
1 "Then the kingdom of heaven will be like 10 virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the groom.

Matthew 25:1-3 In-Context

1 “At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.
2 Five of them were foolish and five were wise.
3 The foolish ones took their lamps but did not take any oil with them.
4 The wise ones, however, took oil in jars along with their lamps.
5 The bridegroom was a long time in coming, and they all became drowsy and fell asleep.
6 “At midnight the cry rang out: ‘Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him!’
7 “Then all the virgins woke up and trimmed their lamps.

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Cross References 4

  • 1. S Matthew 13:24
  • 2. Luke 12:35-38; Acts 20:8; Revelation 4:5
  • 3. Revelation 19:7; Revelation 21:2
  • 4. Matthew 24:45
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